- Published on Saturday, 26 September 2009 13:30
The Impact Of The Military Presence In Hawai'i On The Health Of Na Kanaka Maoli
Niheu K, Turbin LM, Yamada S, 2007
The presence of the United States military on the islands of Hawai'i has affected the health and well-being of Native Hawaiians through large-scale historical processes, most notably Western colonization. This history has been shaped by the takeover of land for the purposes of military and commercial interests. We explore the effects that these interests have had upon the health of Native Hawaiian people, also known as Na Kanaka Maoli. Changes in policy and new program development are needed to improve the current poor health status of Native Hawaiians. In addition, potential avenues of research are proposed to evaluate the effects that the military presence has had upon the indigenous peoples of Hawai'i.
Pacific Health Dialogue ; 14(1): 205-12
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